Britain's Got Talent 2016 live shows: Start dates, times and format confirmed!

When do the Britain's Got Talent live shows start?

Britain's Got Talent 2016 judges

Wondering when the Britain's Got Talent 2016 live shows begin? Here's ALL you need to know!

After thousands applied and hundreds auditioned, Britain's Got Talent's search reaches the live semi-finals on Sunday, May 22.

It's a bit earlier than usual, missing the bank holiday and half-term week that the live shows usually air across.

Britain's Got Talent's golden buzzer acts
Britain's Got Talent's golden buzzer acts

The final 45 acts as chosen by the judges - including the five golden buzzers - will perform live now in a bid to win the public's support.

Stripped across the week, the live semi-finals start on Sunday and each night award winning duo Ant and Dec welcome nine acts to the stage to perform for a chance of winning a life changing £250,000 and a spot at this year’s Royal Variety Performance.

The act with the highest public vote will automatically go through to the live grand final. The two runner-up acts will then face the judges, Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams, who will pick their favourite to go through to the live shows.

As well as performances from this year’s acts a host of guest performers will take to the stage during the results show as the semi-finalists wait to find out if they are one step closer to being crowned winner of Britain’s Got Talent 2016.

Britain's Got Talent 2016 live show dates

LIVE SHOW 1 - Sunday 22 May 7.30pm - 9pm
LIVE SHOW 1 RESULTS - Sunday 22 May 9.30pm - 10pm

LIVE SHOW 2 - Monday 23 May 7.30pm - 9pm
LIVE SHOW 2 RESULTS - Monday 23 May 9.30pm - 10pm

LIVE SHOW 3 - Tuesday 24 May 7.30pm - 9pm
LIVE SHOW 3 RESULTS - Tuesday 24 May 9.30pm - 10pm

LIVE SHOW 4 - Wednesday 25 May 7.30pm - 9pm
LIVE SHOW 4 RESULTS - Wednesday 25 May 9.30pm - 10pm

LIVE SHOW 5 - Thursday 26 May 7.30pm - 9pm
LIVE SHOW 5 RESULTS - Thursday 26 May 9.30pm - 10pm

Britain's Got Talent 2016 judges
Britain's Got Talent 2016 judges

There is no show on the Friday due to International Football Friendly: England v Austrailia.

For now, the auditions continue Saturday night on ITV.

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